Monday, June 29, 2009

Movie Reviews: Confessions of a Shopaholic and Inkheart

Confessions of a Shopaholic, Grade C

Why can't Hollywood make any decent romantic-comedies anymore? It's pretty clean cut, but that's about all it has going for it. It's a bit too cutesy for me and the acting is sub-par. And I thought the treatment of consumer debt was dealt with a bit too lightly. She lied and schemed all to hide her shopping addiction. But in the end she got the guy and cleared up her debt. What more could ask for?? Woops, I guess that's a spoiler. You don't even need to watch it now!

Inkheart, Grade B

I haven't read the book so I don't know how it compares, but I've heard the book was pretty good. I can't say the same for the movie. It's worth a look; it's a fun and interesting story, but I think the editor lost some of the movie along way. Just too many disjointed scenes that were a bit confusing. The story bringing characters to life from books just by reading aloud is a pretty cool idea. I'll have to give the book a try.